As I’ve stated before, I’m much more of an eye-focus person usually, so I absolutely love the fact that this summer & fall, there’s a big focus on metallics. They can really help amplify a look and are beautiful in the summer sun!
You can either decide to go with a cool metallic look or a warm one. To start, let’s look at a great cool metallic look. Using different ranges of silver metallic shades on the eyes to create a focal point on the face, The Beauty Department then uses warmer tones on the cheeks and lips to balance. Check out the full video how-to for step by step instructions.
Or, if you want to do a warmer eye, you can either follow the same video instructions with golden colors, or you can consider going the glitter route! Here is another step by step how to so that you can achieve a “subtle sparkle.”
No matter which was you decide to go, there’s no better time to shine!
August 8, 2012
Hello beautiful ladies! Today I want to talk makeup - I’m getting mine done tomorrow for my birthday so my mind is on everything colorful and fun. I feel like there are so many tips and tricks out there that are worthwhile to know as an everyday makeup user, so I’ve pulled together a few things that might help us all get and stay flawless without as much effort.
We’ll start with lips. The cardinal rule in makeup is to emphasize one part of your face so that you don’t overdo it - I usually go for eyes but every now and again I focus on lips. I actually used to be afraid of reds - I have olive undertones in my skin, so it’s tough to find a red that works well - luckily, the professionals at Chanel were able to help me out, but if you’re still struggling to find the shade for your perfect crimson pout, look no further - The Beauty Department has literally profiled a spectrum of skin tones to help us decide what shades are best - brilliant!
They’ve also shared an insider secret that will help your color last and last - so, if you’re planning to emphasize your lips for your big day, or for any day for that matter, definitely keep these tips in mind!
August 3, 2012
It’s Faraway Friday!
This week’s Faraway Friday featured designer is not as far away as some others, but she’s definitely not a New York local - at least not anymore. After training at Parsons, Claire la Faye designed one-of-a-kinds for red carpet celebrities, entering into bridal in 2010. She is based in Portland, Oregon, but lucky for us New Yorkers, she stocks here, as well as online. Her style? Old Hollywood with a modern day silhouette - a.k.a. extreme luxury.